ENRICHED IN THE SPIRIT

This unit is about teaching how to live in the ways of the lord.it shows the ways in which we can live doing good and the punishments of sin.

Nature of human being as part of God’s creation (Gen 1:26-30)

  • God created human beings in his own image.
  • Human beings have the ability to talk to God through prayers.
  • Human beings have the ability to communicate with each other.
  • Human beings have large complex brain.
  • Human beings walk on two legs.

The role of human being as part of God’s creation (Psalms 8:1-6, Gen 1:26, 1:28, 2:15)

  • To look after all living things.
  • To participate in God’s work of creation.
  • To cultivate land and glow food.

How Adam and Eve failed to obey God.

  • They ate the forbidden fruit.

Punishment God gave to Adam. (Gen 3:16-19)

  • To work hard to produce food.
  • To die and become soil in which he was created.

Eve

  • To have pain while giving birth.
  • To be subject of man.

Serpent

  • To crawl on the belly.
  • To eat dust.
  • The offspring (children) of woman to crash its head.
  • To have hostility with woman’s offspring (children)

Consequences/results of Adam’s and Eve’s disobedience

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  • Suffering
  • Jealousy
  • Hatred/dislike
  • Death
  • Diseases
  • Envy
  • Unhappiness
  • Embarrassment among people
  • Hard work in order to get food.

How people fail to live up God’s standards today

  • By failing to respect other people.
  • By fighting with others
  • By worshiping small gods
  • By stealing others people’s property.
  • By committing fornication.
  • By murdering people.
  • By cheating on examinations
  • By taking bribes.

God’s plan for salvation

  • Salvation means the power to overcome evil.

Steps in God’s plan of salvation

  • God calls Abraham.
  • God rescues Israelites from Egypt/
  • God makes a covenant with Israelites.
  • The Israelites reach the promised land.
  • God prepares his chosen people/Israelites through leaders and prophets

Fulfillment of God’s plan.

  • God fulfilled this plan by sending the savior to die.

Ways in which Jesus is a perfect person

  • He loved all people including sinners (Romans 5:6-19)
  • He lived prayerful life (Mark 14:32-41)
  • He never committed any sin.
  • He resisted temptations.
  • He aimed at solving problems rather than creating problems.

The Promises of the Holy Spirit (John 16:1-51),

  • Jesus promised his disciples a helper.
  • The helper was the Holy Spirit.

Why Jesus promised the Holy Spirit (John 16:12-13Cor”2:14, Romans 8:2, 8:26)

  • To teach about Jesus.
  • To bring people closer to Jesus
  • To direct Christians
  • To teach Christians how to pray
  • To lead Christians to victory over sin.

Fulfillment of the promises (Act 2:1-13)

  • His promise was fulfilled on Pentecost day.
  • The Holy Spirit appeared to the apostle in Jerusalem.
  • They Holy Spirit appeared to the apostle in tongues/flames of fire.

Image result for holy spiritFruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)

 

  • New characters we get from the influence of the Holy Spirit.
  • Good things the Holy Spirit makes us to get e.g.
  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Faithfulness

Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Corinthians 12:27 & 12:8-10)

  • Abilities to do services we get form the influence of the Holy Spirit e.g.
  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Faith power to heal.
  • Speaking good message.
  • Ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Holy Spirit in strange tongues.
  • Ability to explain what is said.

Symbols of the Holy Spirit (John 1:32, 3:7-8, 1:2-3)

  • Wind
  • Strong wind
  • Fire

How the Holy Spirit guides and helps Christians (Luke 4:1, 4)

  • Helps chrsitian to choose between right and wrong.
  • Helps Christian to over come temptations and sin.
  • Helps Christian to live in harmony.
  • Helps Christian to know the truth about God.
  • Helps Christians to preach the word of God.

Ways of cooperating with the Holy Spirit

  • Praying
  • By listening to the advice
  • By mediating
  • By listening to inner voice.

 

ASSIGNMENT : ENRICHED IN THE SPIRIT assignment MARKS : 10  DURATION : 1 week, 3 days

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